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Internships with AfricaOracle

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AfricaOracle regularly takes on interns to assist the work of the Managing Director Joyce Sarpong, as well as the ever-increasing workload of a business increasing in size.

This blog post will give you the perspective of just a few of our recent interns, their thoughts on the internship programme, and their work for AfricaOracle.

AfricaOracle Managing Director, Joyce Sarpong, recently took part in Google’s outreach program to find the UK’s top black students.

AfricaOracle’s non-profit business, Africa 2020 along with four Google student, took part in the program as one of four businesses, and won. The vision of Africa 2020 is to contribute to the transformation of the image of Africa, by providing readers with positive stories relating to the continent.

 

Stéphanie’s story:

 

 “As a student of Applied Foreign Languages I have learned a lot about communication through my work with AfricaOracle. “My work centred around the creation of a weekly newsletter, as well as ensuring the website was kept up-to-date. “I particularly enjoyed my time working on the digital publication Africa2020, using the Flipboard software to create a resource that readers would find interesting. “Nowadays, people see the African continent as poor, where all the worst diseases begin, and where the countries are not developed. AfricaOracle is seeking to change this image, and that is why I like the idea behind it. “I am French with African roots, and it was important for me to increase my knowledge about the continent. Thanks to the work I did with AfricaOracle I was able to develop my understanding.”

 

Stéphanie interned for AfricaOracle in summer 2015

 

Stefyi’s story:

 “I joined AfricaOracle to learn new things about countries in Africa and improve my English.

 “The work I did involved social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flipboard, and I was tasked with planning posts for these, as well as creating images for the blog.

 “Working with the other interns, I also researched content for africaoracle.com.

 “I am proud that I am able to say “I was there at the beginning of AfricaOracle”. It was a pleasure to participate in building a positive image of brand Africa.”

 Stefyi interned for AfricaOracle in summer 2014

 

 

 

Alima’s story:

 

Working with AfricaOracle showed me how a business can develop, especially in the electronic age.

I developed my knowledge of how to promote a business and brand, and gain more customers.

I also learned a lot about Africa, and that there are countries on the continent people tend to forget about.

 Alima interned for AfricaOracle in summer 2014

 

 

anna 

 

Anna-Melanie - Student in IT

 

AfricaOracle was my first immersion in work world.

As a french caribbean student, join AfricaOracle was an opportunity for me to practice my english, agree my knowledge and to feel closer to Africa.

My internship was focused on IT so improve the website and sharpen a directory was our challenge.  With my collegue we also launch the infographics. 

It was easy to be enthusiastic by the project and we passed through all the issues because of that.

I have learned a lot about humain and work attitude.

 Alima interned for AfricaOracle in summer 2014

 

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